Skip to main content

Fly & Tour

As if the thrill of a seaplane flight over Sydney Harbour wasn’t enough, we’ve added some additional excitement for lovers of sailing, golf and culture. 


The Annual Sydney to Hobart package is now available. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the start of this years Sydney to Hobart race on the harbour.

The day kicks off with a glass or two of champagne in the Empire Lounge at the the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal before Aussie Water Taxis picks us up in ‘Daisy’ and takes us to the starting line. From here we will chase the maxi's as far as Sydney Harbour Heads before returning via the rest of the fleet. Once back in Rose Bay, board our Seaplane for a 45minute scenic flight to view the fleet from the air.

Flight details

Available 26 December
$600 per person, maximum 18 people (subject to availability)


  • 45 minute scenic flight
  • 40 minute boat ride
  • 2 glasses of champagne

Total tour duration: 2.5 hours

Total flying time: 45 minutes


June is Food & Wine month in the Hunter Valley, a short 35 minute flight from Sydney. Famous for its picturesque countryside, world class wineries and stunning golf courses the area is a must-see destination when visiting Australia.

A direct flight with Sydney Seaplanes is the fastest and most exciting way to get there. Depart Rose Bay in the morning and after your spectacular flight you will be transferred to your choice of golf course for 18 holes of golf. Take in the beautiful scenery, enjoy lunch, and be back in Sydney 4 hours later. Choose from two prestigious 18 hole golf courses: The Vintage Golf Course or the Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club.

Flight details

Available Monday - Thursday
1 hour return seaplane flights $3000, maximum 8 people
The Vintage Golf Course $157 per person
Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club $125 per person


  • Return seaplane flights
  • Club hire
  • Cart hire
  • Course fees and balls
  • Transfers


Commencing at 7.00am at the Sydney Opera House and limited to a maximum of just eight people, the Backstage Tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew as they prepare for the day's upcoming performances.

Step onto the Concert Hall stage where some of the world's performing legends have stood, take up the conductor's baton in the Opera Theatre orchestra pit, peek inside the dressing rooms of the stars and hear about the secrets and real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain.

The 2-hour backstage tour ends with breakfast in the Green Room, the private domain of performers and staff. Following breakfast, board Sydney Seaplane's water taxi for a harbour joyride from Sydney Opera House to Rose Bay, approximately a 20-minute journey to the Sydney Seaplanes terminal for a spectacular scenic flight.

Flight details

$499 per person, minimum 2 adults


  • Backstage Opera House tour
  • 30 minute seaplane scenic flight
  • Breakfast in the Green Room
  • Water taxi transfer to and from Rose Bay
  • Total tour duration: approximately 4 hours

Total flying time: 30 minutes


Commencing at 9.00am, your guide will take you on an emotional journey - a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns as you visit performance venues within the Opera House. Around 1,500 performances, from opera to circus, rock and cabaret, are staged each year to audiences of around 1.5 million, making Sydney Opera House one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. 

After the tour, board the Sydney Seaplanes' water taxi transfer from Sydney Opera House to Rose Bay, a 20-minute journey across Sydney Harbour. On arrival in Rose Bay you will board the seaplane for the Sydney Highlights flight. 

Flight details

$290 per person, minimum 2 adults


  • Essential Opera House tour
  • 15 minute Sydney Highlights flight
  •  Water taxi transfer to and from Rose Bay

Total tour duration: approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Total flying time: 15 minutes

Customise your experience


Water taxi return

Water taxi pick-up and drop-off from Sydney city location.

$120 per person

Little Extra

Pre-flight champagne at Empire Lounge

$20 per person



Phone: 1300 732 752 (within Australia)
International: +61 2 9388 1978
Facsimile: +61 2 9371 3705

Sydney Seaplanes Rose Bay Terminal 
Lyne Park, Rose Bay
NSW 2029 Australia